On Wednesday, December 16, LASERS was made aware that our name appeared on a list of possible government organizations who may have fallen victim to a cyber-attack called Sunburst. The Sunburst attack is delivered through a software update of the IT software tool, SolarWinds.
LASERS does not own or use SolarWinds software products in our environment, but out of an abundance of caution, we initiated a full investigation of our network servers upon hearing of the issue.
LASERS asked the Louisiana State Police Cyber Crime Unit to assist in our investigation.
Initial scans of our network servers have shown no indication that any LASERS servers have been impacted or infiltrated.
A deep-dive investigation continues and the State Police Cyber Crime Unit estimates that it will take up to a week to complete the investigation.